This post almost didn't happen today. I have a new computer and a new internet provider. I admit it. I am challenged. I put this off for a long time. Add to it that I got a hacker when I called gmail for some help. Frustrated. Challenged. It will get better. Life will be good again. Thanks for listening and on to a better topic!
We have so many wonderful new items in our Holiday catalog. Sometimes you tend to overlook what you already have. Today I am using the Embellished Ornaments stamp set on page 33 in the annual catalog. Paired with the Delicate Ornaments Thinlits Dies, your card will be elegant and striking.
I pulled out my Copper Foil Sheets for this project. They had been waiting in their packaging whispering "Use me!" Do you ever have trouble cutting into a brand new sheet of something? All I can say is "Do it!" The copper is lovely.
- The card base is Thick Whisper White cut 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2.
- The Cherry Cobbler layer is 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.
- Oh, my, have you seen the Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper? 12 x 12 sheets of lovely embossed heaven. It's another kind of paper that's hard to cut. Do it. It just adds to make an elegant overload. I cut it 4 x 5 1/4.
- The ornament itself has a base of Cherry Cobbler and then the intricate die topper is cut from the Copper Foil Sheets along with the ornament hanger. Adhere the two using the Fine Tip Glue Pen. Adhere to the card with dimensionals.
- Next, I used the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies from the Holiday catalog to cut pine boughs from Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz. I used the smallest pine bough. I used the chalk marker on the tips of the boughs. I wish I could say that was an original idea, but I did see it somewhere. I'm not sure where. I also cut two of the berry sprays from Cherry Cobbler. Again, the Fine Tip Glue Pen comes to the rescue. By the way, have you tried the Precision Plate for these intricate dies? Fantastic! The Die Brush helps you get most if not all of those little pieces removed.
- Add some of the beautiful copper thread just behind the hanger of the ornament.
- For the bow, I used the Thick Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine. I pulled the strands apart and then tied the bow. Use a glue dot to attach it.
- I finished off the card using the Copper Embossing Powder. The word Shine comes from the Star of Light stamp set from the annual catalog. It's cut out using the Duet Banner punch.
The sentiment on the inside is from the Christmas Pines stamp set stamped in Cherry Cobbler. I added berries and a pine bough.
I took this picture outside. Just look at that shine! I must say that copper will not have to wait so long for me to use it again. Hey, it's already cut now. Need supplies to make this card? Check out my supply list below. Thanks for coming by.Product List